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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Experienced Fire Chief offering extensive list of successes building and leading talented teams in training, drills, and high-danger emergency events. Highly committed to safety and continuous provision of quality emergency response. Equipped with strong background overseeing group efforts across diverse facilities ranging in size and complexity. Seasoned [Job Title] with demonstrated skill and success in inspecting buildings, evaluating fire suppression systems and leading educational seminars for emergency professionals and concerned citizens. Focused on identifying violations, implementing corrective action plans and conducting ongoing monitoring to identify compliance concerns. Seek to apply expertise gained during [Number]-year career and take on dynamic role in [Type] setting. Highly skilled in managing and improving programs covering building safety, code reviews and fire prevention. Proficient in successful approaches for overseeing fire department operations while providing expert emergency response and first aid, analyzing structure fires and testifying in court proceedings. Detail-oriented, analytical and methodical in approach. Enthusiastic [Job Title] eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of [Task] and [Task] and training in [Skill]. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in [Industry]. Experienced [Job Title] with over [Number] years of experience in [Industry]. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving customer satisfaction. Reliable employee seeking [Job Title] position. Offering excellent communication and good judgment. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

Skills
  • Damage, danger, and loss prevention
  • Fire protection
  • Resources allocation
  • Municipal codes
  • Firefighting operations
  • Quality control guidelines
  • Site Inspections
  • Computer skills
  • Teamwork
  • Data management
  • Written Communication
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Compassion
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Collaboration
Work History
Fire Chief, 03/2016 to Current
City Of Richmond, CaRichmond, CA,
  • Supervised firehouse operations, maintaining inventory and liaising with vendors to secure necessary supplies.
  • Directed work of [Number] firefighters engaged in extinguishing fires.
  • Supervised cleaning and maintenance of buildings, rooms, and equipment.
  • Directed implementation of comprehensive training operations, including drills, inspections, tests, and performance evaluations.
  • Optimized fire services management with introduction of new systems, policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Oversaw proper implementation of best practices, policies, and procedures in alignment with regulations and operational needs.
  • Coordinated, scheduled, and maintained team resources to achieve top levels of operational readiness.
  • Worked with building owners and users to outline actions required to bring structures in compliance with relevant fire code regulations, laws and accepted standards.
  • Completed thorough reviews of building equipment such as kitchen hoods, ductwork and exhaust systems to determine hazardous conditions and remove materials of concern.
  • Identified safety concerns and documentable fire code violations in new constructions and existing structures.
  • Provided expert testimony in court proceedings regarding relevant fire codes, safety concerns, findings of investigations and noted violations.
  • Inspected and tested building manual and automatic response fire suppression systems.
  • Conducted follow-up site visits to check compliance with corrective actions implemented to address violations.
Deputy State Fire Marshal, 12/1995 to 02/2016
Chesterfield County, VaChesterfield, VA,
  • Conducted building inspections for compliance with fire codes and regulations and performed follow-up inspections when needed.
  • Taught structured fire prevention educational programs to promote public awareness of fire safety.
  • Operated personal computer, software and systems to develop and maintain records and reports of fire inspections.
  • Conducted plan reviews for new buildings and renovations and updates to existing structures and approved or denied submissions based on compliance factors.
  • Attended training and refresher programs to update and maintain knowledge and skills.
  • Received and reviewed official reports and documents for completeness, accuracy and content.
  • Identified safety concerns and documentable fire code violations in new constructions and existing structures.
  • Inspected and tested building manual and automatic response fire suppression systems.
  • Completed thorough reviews of building equipment such as kitchen hoods, ductwork and exhaust systems to determine hazardous conditions and remove materials of concern.
  • Worked with building owners and users to outline actions required to bring structures in compliance with relevant fire code regulations, laws and accepted standards.
  • Conducted follow-up site visits to check compliance with corrective actions implemented to address violations.
Building Inspector, 07/1984 to 12/1995
Town Of Abingdon VirginiaCity, STATE,
  • Re-inspected commercial and residential constructions which previously failed inspections.
  • Provided information about methods and materials to correct problems and bring construction in compliance with ordinances and codes.
  • Documented recurrent issues and worked with contractors to prevent re-occurrence.
  • Kept up-to-date on inspection regulations, codes, ordinances and techniques.
  • Determined if work was in accordance with all applicable city, state and federal guidelines, as well as applicable discipline-specific codes.
  • Reviewed site permits and licenses of operating contractors.
  • Completed inspections of current construction, refurbishment and repair projects.
  • Made and submitted reports detailing finding and any actions taken.
  • Reviewed drawings and assessed construction against plans.
  • Noted violations and issued documentation such as stop work orders to contractors or owners.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Conducted research, gathered information from multiple sources and presented results.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
Education
No Degree: Fire Science, Expected in to Columbia Southern University - Orange Beach, AL
GPA:
No Degree: Fire Science, Expected in to Virginia Highlands Community College - Abingdon, VA
GPA:
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1983 to Abingdon High School - Abingdon, VA
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Certifications
  • [Area of certification], [Company Name] - [Timeframe]
  • Certified [Job Title], [Company Name] - [Timeframe]
  • [Area of certification] Training - [Timeframe]
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School Attended

  • Columbia Southern University
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Abingdon High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Fire Chief
  • Deputy State Fire Marshal
  • Building Inspector

Degrees

  • No Degree
  • No Degree
  • High School Diploma

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